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Black Mondo Grass Overview

Black Mondo Grass

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Amazing Purplish-Black Leaves!

Grass - Black Mondo, Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens', is a mondo grass that is especially noted for its amazing purplish-black leaves! It produces spikes of pink bell-shaped flowers and round bluish-black berries. The light pink flowers appear on dark stems rising slightly above to slightly below the foliage in summer, providing excellent contrast with the dark leaves!

Since the leaves of this plant are nearly black, Nigrescens contrasts well with light-colored foliage plants like ferns and hostas. This "small but mighty "miniature plant has a lot to offer! Nigrescens is a good shade plant that develops slowly as a ground cover; may need some protection since it is not reliably winter hardy. Plant it in rich, humusy, medium moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade; best if soil does not dry out.

rhizomatous, Nigrescens can be used as a border, in rock gardens, as a specimen, groupings, or a small area ground cover or path edger.

* Pink flowers in summer
* Great contrast with light colored plants
* Works well as a ground cover 


Growing Zones 6-9
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Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Foliage Purple Black
Mature Height 6-9 inches
Mature Spread 6-9 inches
Soil Type Widely Adaptable, Well Drained
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun